Democracy Now: Sudanese Protest Austerity Measures Despite Crackdown

In Sudan, protests against austerity measures and President Omar Hassan al-Bashir are continuing amid an ongoing crackdown by government forces. Protests against government austerity and rising food prices began earlier this month with student demonstrations at Khartoum University but have since spread across the country and led to calls for an end to Bashir’s 23-year regime. In a report Tuesday, Human Rights Watch said Sudan is using the protests as an excuse to crack down on dissent by arresting scores of protesters, journalists and opposition members, beating people, and firing rubber bullets and live ammunition on demonstrations.

~ by wheresthemic on June 27, 2012.

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